Boston Program Manager
Maya Correia (she/her/hers) is a recent college graduate from the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she got her BA in Sociology and a minor in Human Rights (2022). Throughout her college career, Maya was involved in multiple campus engagements & events, including moderating panels at student conferences, facilitating DEI workshops and forums for student organizations, and serving as the Undergraduate Student Representative for the Academic Reorganization Taskforce of UMass Boston. She has also worked with the Trinity Connects organization as a Restorative Justice intern, being a resource for underserved students in Boston Public Schools, and as a Program Manager for the Peers 2 Power Initiative at UMass Boston, utilizing the “Leadership for Liberation” curriculum in a certificate program for the development of leadership skills in students of color. But her main commitment, from the beginning, was Strong Women Strong Girls.
Maya is a former mentor and Co-Chapter Director of the UMass Boston Chapter, serving a total of five and a half years with the organization. During her time, she attended programming almost every semester, increased program visibility on campus, strongly engaged members on topics regarding social issues and social action, collaborated with multiple student organizations and clubs, and established a network of departments and peers alike, making SWSG a notable program within the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement and throughout UMass Boston. From her experience with SWSG, she has become a well-rounded leader in leadership development, community engagement, fostering community, and collaboration. As Program Manager, she embraces the opportunity to continue to serve and empower the community and organization she loves.
Generally, Maya is an energetic, passionate, confident, and optimistic person who enjoys Pixar movies, trying new restaurants, singing, attending concerts & local showcases of Boston talent, drinking tea, and going to art showcases. She lives by the quote, “It is okay to not have a dream as long as there are moments where you feel happiness for a while.“